Transit center reopens after METRO bus hits two pedestrians

By Daniela Sternitzky-Di Napoli - Digital News Editor
KPRC

A METRO transit center in southwest Houston is closed due to unscheduled repairs following a bus accident.

HOUSTON - A METRO transit center in southwest Houston that was closed due to unscheduled repairs following a bus accident has reopened.

According to METRO, a driver lost control of the bus, hit a column and two pedestrians who were at the stop around 11 p.m. Thursday at the Bellaire Transit Center on Bellaire Boulevard near South Rice Avenue.

The center was closed after the accident as crews work to clean up debris and the Bellaire Fire Department was also called out to make sure there was no structural damage, METRO said. Officials said it reopened about 1 p.m.

There were 35 people on the bus at the time of the accident, METRO said. There were no reported injuries for the driver or passengers.

According to METRO, there were buses still in service, but they were using detoured routes.

The condition of the pedestrians is unknown.

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